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Severe vehicle crash on Highway 34
Behind closed doors: Community works to raise awareness about suicide, mental illness
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BASEBALL: Korfe in command in victory over Hornets
Herzog leads Laker girls to victory
Laker golf wraps regular season with home victory
Opportunity knocks for Foster at NCAA West Prelims
Section frontrunners wallop Laker pitching
Ehnerts celebrate 50 years together
Yliniemi is UMC's Student Volunteer of the Year
DL's Weber graduates from NSU
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
Older Americans Month 2017: Age Out Loud
Friends & Neighbors
MN gas prices up two cents
DL Public Utilities earns Reliable Public Power Provider designation
Outlet Graphics has new graphic designer
MN gas prices up (almost) one cent
Detroit Lakes photographer earns master of photography
Minnesota judge officially confirms heirs to Prince's $200M estate
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, other acts headed to Fargo later this year
Local chef publishes culinary memoir
Column: There's nothing quite like a fresh-grilled burger...
Country singers Dwight Yoakam, Mary Chapin Carpenter add Fargo Theatre shows
Ronald D. Lanoue Sr.
Tanner J. Bahr
Charles G. Henrikson
Clarice Lucille Ernst
Lynn Hummel column: Everybody needs a Bud
Letter: Bad time to cut opioid drug prevention program
Letter: More than just a three-day weekend
Rural Minnesota leader: Lawmakers, please support County Program Aid
Advice to my son as he graduates high school
Getting squirrely: Be creative in keeping critters out of bird feeders
Walleye opener dubbed a 'big success'
Blane Klemek column: Minnesota wouldn't be the same without haunting call of the loon
Preparing to slay? Suggestions for opening weekend
MN CREP sign-up begins May 15, 2017
Consume those leafy greens for a healthy body
You've gotta have faith: Christian filmmakers start up business, teaching academy in rural Audubon
My Christmas in Denmark: Different traditions, same feel
Late arrival for New Year's baby: First birth of 2017 at Essentia Health-St. Mary's is Azyloh Roberts
DLHS named 'Safe Sports School'
Pine to Palm
May 11, 2012
Guest editorial: Rural post offices catch a break
This one's worth delivering overnight: Put an Express Mail stamp on the Postal Service's latest plan, and drop it off at the nearest post office. Which, it looks like, will be kept open after all, thanks to the promising new plan. The Postal Service came up with a creative and...
May 11, 2012 - 3:58pm
May 4, 2012
Guest editorial: No, the government won't get out of higher education
So, with student-loan debts skyrocketing, why doesn't the government just get out of the business of subsidizing college students? After all, by funneling grants and loans to students -- more loans than grants these days, but that's another editorial -- the government drives up...
May 4, 2012 - 5:13pm
April 9, 2012
Metro casino plan a good bet
Minnesota politicians should get their heads out of the sand and take a closer look at a sweetened proposal by the White Earth Nation to build a metro-area casino. White Earth now proposes giving the state $400 million for a Vikings stadium in exchange for permission to build a...
April 9, 2012 - 12:06pm
March 30, 2012
Partisanship disqualifies Voter ID
One of the U.S. Constitution's great strengths is the fact that amending the document is so difficult. The usual process demands the approval of 2/3 of both houses of Congress and 3/4 of the states. That has kept the U.S. government's founding document remarkably compact. Much more...
March 30, 2012 - 3:41pm
March 16, 2012
Wild weather is no coincidence
Enjoying the unseasonably warm weather? Stop a minute while you're basking in the sun to think about this: A new report finds that 4 out of 5 Minnesotans live in counties affected by federally declared weather-related disasters since 2006. Becker County is a three-time loser --...
March 16, 2012 - 4:14pm
January 20, 2012
Don't let winter fun turn tragic
It's devastating when the Midwest's winter playland turns deadly and claims the lives of those who are just out for some fun. But the tragic fact of those deaths and so many other fatal snowmobile accidents over the years is that they could have been prevented. This week is Snowmobile...
January 20, 2012 - 4:54pm
January 18, 2012
No more legislative secrecy
While Minnesota has generally done a good job passing and enforcing its open government laws, there is one glaring exception. The Minnesota Legislature itself needs to live by the open government rules it has dictated to everyone else. The state's best-known citizen-lobbyist on...
January 18, 2012 - 3:06pm
January 4, 2012
Big money in politics in the dark
The flow of money into 2012 political campaigns is intensifying like a spring flood on the Red River. The amounts already spent by Republicans vying for a chance to challenge President Barack Obama are staggering. But more staggering, and far less transparent, are the huge sums being...
January 4, 2012 - 12:08pm
December 2, 2011
Workers need payroll-tax cut
With property taxes going up, medical insurance not getting any cheaper and incomes largely stagnant, middle class workers in Minnesota are staggering under a heavy load. The straw that may break their back is the stalemate in Congress over continuing the payroll tax cut for another...
December 2, 2011 - 5:18pm
May 6, 2011
Bin Laden's death shows U.S. tenacity
" ... Under the cover of darkness, 26 days after the horrific terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, America on Sunday delivered a thunderous message to Osama bin Laden, the Taliban and all the world: We will retaliate. We will root out evil. We will not let cowardly terrorists intimidate...
May 6, 2011 - 3:08pm
April 22, 2011
Editorial: Too many kids aren't getting shots
Community health worker Mohamed Duale will long remember the day a desperate mother called him at home to say her child was suffering from a fever and red rash all over her body. "I can't forget the mother's voice, desperate for her child, pleading with me to help. I suspected immediately...
April 22, 2011 - 4:05pm
March 25, 2011
Wild weather defies prediction
The science of flood forecasting for the Red River Valley is as good as it's ever been. The level of sophistication is impressive in all areas: data gathering, data analysis, weather forecasting, computer models, satellite imagery and the historical record, to name the major factors...
March 25, 2011 - 4:04pm
March 9, 2011
As usual, our winter hangs on
It's been colder and snowier in March than is normal for the Red River Valley region. It's been warmer and drier in past years, experts tell us. When winter seems to drag on for longer than we think it should, we tend to remember when March was warmer. Thus far, low temperatures...
March 9, 2011 - 11:33am
March 2, 2011
Franken bill would fund STEM help
If Minnesota is to compete in the global marketplace, Minnesota students must become more proficient in STEM skills -- Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Sen. Al Franken, DFL-Minn., announced Thursday that he will introduce legislation that will invest in STEM education, a...
March 2, 2011 - 1:35pm
February 25, 2011
Food bill serves up rationality
A bill in the Minnesota House of Representatives is aptly named the "Personal Responsibility in Food Consumption Act." It proposes to shield food makers and sellers against lawsuits by people who claim they gain weight from eating fast food and other foods the food police deem unhealthy. "Personal...
February 25, 2011 - 10:45am